The Day My Parents Tried To Give Me Away

About 45 years ago I had lost about half my hearing… Of course the weird thing about your hearing or sight getting worse is that you hardly notice it happening. I remember when they put glasses on my head in seventh grade and I could not believe how clear...

Quick to Listen

So that was an experience. As I wrote earlier this week, Liz and I, along with Méabh and Hannah, drove up to Ballybay in Co. Monaghan on Tuesday, to take part in letting the land. Well, that is what Liz and I went up for…Hannah and Méabh just wanted to play with the...

A Picture is Worth…

About a week ago, I walked into a relatively new church plant in the west of Ireland with Erin and Méabh.  It was a little bit embarrassing…being with Erin & Méabh that is (it’s okay…Erin was a bit embarrassed too). Since we were a bit late (we...

Our Journey (Part 9) –

(This is part 9 in a 10 part series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here. Next week we’ll wrap things up talking about sharing the news with our church in Ithaca.) After Méabh came home...

Our Journey (part 8) – Baby Break

(This is part 7 in a series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here) Throughout March we drove to Elmira each week to have the baby’s lungs tested. We’d drive down on Tuesday, and by that afternoon...

Our Journey (Part 7) – St. Patrick’s Day

(This is part 7 in a series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here) As we approached the end of February 2011, the big thing on our minds was the pregnancy. We were learning new medical terms like...

Our Journey (Part 6) Who Put That Brick Wall There?

(This is part 6 in a series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here) When we left off last time, at the end of December, Ireland was off the table. So in January, we began looking at new homes to...

A Quick Update

A brief break from sharing the story of our journey from Ithaca to Ireland to share some exciting news. As many of you know, yesterday (18 July) marked the 1 year anniversary of our move to Dublin. We also reached another important milestone yesterday. After my...

Birdie

Over on my blog the other day, I wrote about preparing anecdotes for when you are going to be someplace where you will need to make small talk. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to share our latest story. Our house in Dublin is a bit bigger than we were...